O negative blood needed after Florida school shooting
A Florida blood center that provided blood to hospitals treating victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting is now in need of more O negative blood.
OneBlood responded to help victims of Wednesday’s shooting, rushing blood to Broward Health North Hospital and Broward Health Medical Center, a OneBlood press release states.
Immediate blood needs at both hospitals have been met, but the center is now in desperate need to replenish their O negative blood supply, which is used to treat trauma patients.
OneBlood is asking for eligible donors to visit a local center to donate. You need to be at least 16 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds in order to be eligible to donate.
A blood drive was also held at Cardinal Newman High School in West Palm Beach this morning, WPTV reports.
Nikolas Cruz, 19, killed at least 17 people in the shooting Wednesday afternoon, police say.
He will appear in court Thursday on 17 counts of premeditated first-degree murder.